American College of Physicians: Internal Medicine — Doctors for Adults ®


December 2000 Observer


The trouble with Medicare HMOs
Health plans say more money is the key, but critics see bigger problems

The next phase in Medicare+Choice: private fee for service
New companies explore the managed care potential of Medicare

Your Practice

Claims denied? Take steps to get what you're owed
Try these strategies to keep claims from being denied and appeal those that are rejected

How to define 'new' patients and code flu shots
Select correct CPT codes for new patient visits and immunizations

Computers & Medicine

New rules for computerized data: What will they mean for physicians?
HIPAA says electronic information must be secure and standardized

For Residents

Clinical depression: more than just residency blues
Getting past old stigmas is the key to recognizing symptoms—and helping vulnerable residents

College Watch

Guest Column
What have you done for me lately? A look at the College's services
Learn about the many ways the College serves its members today

Regents discuss recertification, assisted suicide, the independence of pharmacists and access
Voting rights for associates, med-peds section also addressed at October Board of Regents meeting

College Briefs

College urges vaccinations for the frail and elderly

New Key Diseases book focuses on dyspepsia

Council of Associates nominations due Feb. 1

Council of Student Members nominations due Jan. 15

How to share stock market gains with the ACP-ASIM Foundation

Washington Perspective

What the confusing election results might mean for health care policy
This strange election may result in more gridlock than voters anticipated

Policy Briefs

College-funded study takes closer look at the uninsured

ACP-ASIM takes message on Latino health access to Texas

Medicare Part B premiums to jump 10% in 2001



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